Burris Logistics has Frozen Food Month Down Cold
Quality Control from Every Link of the Supply Chain.
Are you running low on time? Don’t think you’re a great cook? Are you feeling a little lazy when it comes to preparing food? Are you looking for something low-calorie? Refrigerated and frozen food will play it cool for you whenever you need it so you can serve it up hot. As a country, we have seen an increase in the sales and approval of purchasing frozen food products.
March is National Food Month, and The National Frozen Food Association highlights the importance of “Savor the taste of real food.” Luckily, we are known to have a little expertise in refrigerated and frozen food logistics and how to maintain the freshness of our partners’ products.
As a trusted 3PL, we have to store, procure, transport, and provide quality handling for our partners to ensure their frozen food products maintain their fresh and flavorful state. Our temperature-controlled warehouses and frozen food transportation allow us to offer solutions to manage frozen food and produce items efficiently for our partners by creating custom solutions to match and exceed nearly any need they may have.
Our solutions, logistics technology, and transportation allow us to serve our partners better and keep us ahead of the curve by remaining simple and providing a one-stop-shop for our partner’s entire end-to-end supply chain needs. That being procurement, transportation, storage, distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, and much more. We MAKE IT HAPPEN.
Mo Shearer, Senior Sales Executive for Trinity Logistics, says, “Even though we are a multi-billion dollar company, we still treat each customer with the attention and investment of a smaller “mom and pop” approach. Whether we ship 100 loads a month or just one, we make our customers feel their business is our most important.”
Not only have more companies started to produce healthier frozen food options, but they are also cost-efficient, time-saving, and some contain just as many if not MORE nutrients than fresh produce products. What used to be known as a “frozen taste” now tastes just like FRESH food. Throughout the pandemic and rise in frozen food purchasing, we have noticed consumers are looking for high-quality, affordable meals prepared in the comfort of their own homes.
Kevin Tackett, Regional Sales Manager at Burris Logistics, says, “Consumers are also utilizing home delivery for meals. Direct-to-consumer has become a viable way for consumers to satisfy many of these needs; I would expect that this trend will continue even as COVID-19 is controlled.”
In a world of people being involved in many activities, being more cautious about their health, and seeking efficient meal preparation methods, frozen food companies and our e-commerce friends have adapted to meet consumer needs. Tackett says, “Speaking for myself, as a consumer, I’ve lost 60 lbs during the pandemic by purchasing and preparing lower-calorie options and organic when available versus dining out.”
To ensure all of our frozen foods, refrigerated and frozen produce, and e-commerce frozen products remain safe, we take many precautionary measures by keeping our Team, technology, dedicated fleet, and facility design ahead of the curve.
We use a unique tool known as our produce inspection tool to inspect the quality of the produce coming into our warehouses for our partners. This tool photographically documents spoilage and damage to produce, leverage technology, and eliminate unreliable and wasteful paper. You immediately know the state of the product you receive and can act accordingly to accept, reject, or negotiate a different price for damaged produce.
Every year we have over 3 million cases of produce shipped to brick and mortar stores. We can deliver these products safely and efficiently through our dedicated fleet, which provides visibility and close monitoring of load location and temperature and the professional handling of cases, bins, and display shippers.
Over the last five years, we have seen a steady rise in the volume of frozen food and product products coming in and out of our distribution centers. Tackett says, “The largest increase that I have seen here at Burris has been in ice-cream storage. The McDonough, GA facility is almost entirely dedicated to ice-cream storage. The next largest gain would be in our DTC fulfillment, across four of our facilities.”
When it comes down to frozen and refrigerated food supply chain, Burris Logistics has it down cold.
About Burris Logistics
Established in 1925, Burris Logistics operates an expanding network of temperature-controlled warehousing and distribution centers from Maine to Florida and as far west as Oklahoma. This fifth-generation, family-owned enterprise provides leading-edge logistics, transportation, and supply chain solutions, coast to coast, through four distinct Business Units: Burris Custom Distribution, Burris PRW Plus (Public Refrigerated Warehousing and Direct to Consumer Fulfilment), Honor Foods (a redistributor of frozen, refrigerated and dry foodservice products), and Trinity Logistics (a global freight solutions provider). For more information about our trend-setting logistics and deep-rooted values® please visit www.burrislogistics.com.